VirtualBox

Ticket #9476 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

clonning problem

Reported by: tomio Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.2 Keywords: clone
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

hello, I have a cloning problem :

1 / My hardware is supermicro server with 2 xeon x5680 64go ram 3ware raid

2 / host OS is opensuse 11.4 with patch

3 / I have installed latest virtual box , with extensions usb

4 / Virtualbox appear to work properly

5 / i Have create Xp 32 virtual machine and when ready i have cloned this with no problem every clone work well.

6 / i do the same for suse linux server x86 64 sles 11 sp1 when ready , have cloned virtual machine but linux start and when he must start the disk he don't find it and crash.

7 / i do the same that 6 for open suse 11.4 x86 64 and after cloning same problem he crash at start don' find the disk

for 6 and 7 i have mount 4 partition as, /boot, /swap, /, /tmp,

for 6 system file is ext3

for 7 system file is ext4

have you any idee about the problem ?

best regards Patrice

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by klaus

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

sles and opensuse create a boot config which bolts the install to the serial numbers of the hard disks. Cloning creates new serial numbers, and thus those OSes are confused. Not a VirtualBox issue (the same thing happens if you use cloning software with real PCs), and SuSE should have documentation how to fix this.

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